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Patients, Doctors and Contracts: An Application of Principal-Agent Theory to the Doctor-Patient Relationship

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  • Scott, Anthony & Vick, Sandra, 1999. "Patients, Doctors and Contracts: An Application of Principal-Agent Theory to the Doctor-Patient Relationship," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 46(2), pages 111-134, May.
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